Learn to assess a horse for lameness in just two hours.

The LamenessTrainer is a free, interactive online game teaching equine lameness assessment.

Thousands of people use it every year and it is now used for teaching in veterinary schools around the world. It even features in Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses!

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Game Modules

Module 1

In this module you will learn to:

  • Detect forelimb lameness
  • Determine the lame limb
  • Correctly differentiate between sound and mildly lame horses

Module 2

In this module you will learn to:

  • Detect simplified hind limb lameness based on vertical displacement asymmetry, without hip rotation
  • Determine the lame limb
  • Correctly differentiate between sound and mildly lame horses

Module 3

In this module you will learn to:

  • Detect hind limb lameness based on realistic hip movement including hip rotation
  • Determine the lame limb based on vertical displacement asymmetry or comparative movement of the hips
  • Correctly differentiate between sound and mildly lame horses

Module 4

This module lets you practice your new skills on hundreds of horses, containing the 2-year caseload of some lameness experts!

You will practice to:

  • Correctly evaluate different horses for lameness irrespective of their fur colour
  • Assign consistent lameness scores

Future
Module 7 & 8

About this Game

Welcome to the shiny new LamenessTrainer site. We hope you like it!

The LamenessTrainer was created in 2014 by Sandra Starke, Gregory Miles and Stephen May from the Royal Veterinary College, UK. At its conception it was kindly funded by the Eranda Foundation and given the positive feedback and measurable success it has had, we have kept it going ever since!

This game is based on decades worth of published research into the biomechanics of equine lameness, our teaching approach being rooted in perceptual learning.

Give it a go – you will be amazed how quickly you are able to pick up even subtle lameness.

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